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Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson Criticizes Modern Country Music

Asleep at the Wheel co-founder Ray Benson has seen plenty in the country music industry. Since releasing the band's first album, Comin' Right at Ya, in 1973, the singer and his group have weathered several trends in country music, but he admits that he isn't a fan of where the genre is currently heading.

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Ray Benson Announced as 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards Host

Ray Benson is set to host the third annual Ameripolitan Music Awards on Tues., February 16.

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Ray Benson Earns Spot on Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame

Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson is one of seven honorees being added to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame in 2015.

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Ray Benson and Willie Nelson’s ‘It Ain’t You’ Video Inducted Into The Boot’s Video Shootout Hall of Fame

After an incredible four-week run in the Video Shootout, Ray Benson's clip for 'It Ain't You,' featuring Willie Nelson, enters the Hall of Fame.

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Ray Benson (Feat. Willie Nelson) vs. Lee Brice vs. Frankie Ballard — Video Shootout

This is it: A win this week will put Ray Benson and Willie Nelson‘s ‘It Ain’t You‘ clip into The Boot's Video Shootout Hall of Fame. Can they do it?

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Ray Benson (Feat. Willie Nelson) vs. Craig Morgan vs. Pat Green (Feat. Lyle Lovett) — Video Shootout

With a whopping 73 percent of the votes, Ray Benson and Willie Nelson‘s ‘It Ain’t You‘ survived a second week in the Video Shootout. After defeating Jason Aldean and David Nail, their clip is up against two new videos this week.

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Ray Benson (Feat. Willie Nelson) vs. Jason Aldean vs. David Nail — Video Shootout

The voting was close, but Ray Benson and Willie Nelson's 'It Ain't You' dethroned RaeLynn's 'God Made Girls' in last week's Video Shootout. Now, they're facing down two new videos.

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RaeLynn vs. Ray Benson (Feat. Willie Nelson) vs. Joel Crouse — Video Shootout

With over 50 percent of the vote, RaeLynn bested Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift to compete again this week in the Video Shootout. Who are her two new competitors?

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Ray Benson, ‘It Ain’t You’ Video (Feat. Willie Nelson) — Exclusive Premiere

Asleep at the Wheel front man Ray Benson teamed up with his longtime friend Willie Nelson to shoot a video for his latest song, and he's letting readers of The Boot see it first.

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Cowboy Troy Collaborates With Phil Everly

Cowboy Troy made a name for himself as part of Big & Rich's Muzik Mafia crew back in the day, but the 6'5" singer is branching out these days, writing and working with all sorts of people, including the legendary Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers. He...

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